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The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
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Publisher Gotham Books
Publication date May 1, 2004
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781592400669
ISBN-10 1592400663
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
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Original list price $25.00
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A provocative expos$ of America's self-defeating war on obesity challenges conventional wisdom regarding the cultural, medical, and political meaning of weight, arguing against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explaining why dieting is bad for the health, how the media misinform the public, and the link between racial and body-based prejudice. 35,000 first printing.
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9781592400669 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.00
About: An exploration of America's self-defeating war on obesity argues against the myth that falsely equates thinness with health and explains why dieting is bad for the health and how the media misinform the public.

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